Aspenskier's blog

Winter X-Games just ahead!


We are expecting more snow over the next few days, just in time to make the ESPN Winter X-Games just that much more fun! We will be at the bottom of the courses at Buttermilk, watching the competition and cheering on our favorites. Aspen/Snowmass local Gretchen Bleiler is a favorite in the half pipe again, as is the Flying Tomato on the men's side. Both will be prime candidates for gold at the Vancouver Olympics coming up in February as well. The boardercross and skiercross events will feature both men and women who will be competing in the Winter Olympics just a couple of weeks later.

More sun, more great skiing


Today saw a mixture of sun and clouds,and more fun skiing on the slopes of Aspen. The mountain crews are working the snow to keep our slopes in top condition. We are all anxious for fresh snow, and it may come in the days ahead; but in the meantime, we sure are enjoying those groomers!

Flavors of Winterskol, Hot and Hearty and Free

One of the most talked about Winterkol events is Soupskol. Restaurants from all over the valley concoct and convene in downtown Aspen, serving up samplings of their most flavorful soups - for free. This year, get a taste of what's to come with Soup’s On: A Soupsköl Preview with Chef Clark Church. Join three-time Soupsköl winner Chef Church from Garnish Café for a sampling of Friday’s competition. And then, of course, it's Soupskol itself. Bundle up and bring those empty stomachs!

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